Which Age Group? Age Chart 2017-2018
Due to recent mandates by US Soccer, all soccer clubs in the US are switching to birth year to determine what age group a player plays in. For instance a player born in the year 2003 will play in the 15U age group for the 2017-18 season.
The format with the U following the oldest age the player will be on Dec. 31 of 2018. So player born in 2003 will turn 15 during 2018 is referred to as 15 or under.
There is another very important component to understand about this chart. To avoid players aging out of an age group during a season, the new top age group for youth competitions is 19U. This change aligns with the birth year standard and makes sure that players are not eliminated from participating during the second half of a season.
Use this chart to determine the appropriate age group for your player for the 2017-2018 season.
2017-18 Soccer Age Chart